Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

ABC 15 Arizona
March 8, 2022
On November 15, 2019, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Erin Otis kept a secret.
UK Time News
March 7, 2022
If you’ve been looking for reasons why members of Congress trading stocks can be a bad look, Rep. Doug Lamborn’s nosy and aggressive trading style is a case study in questionable behavior.
February 8, 2022
Crypto businesses are worried about SEC’s recent plans to expand oversight to digital assets, which might currently trade outside its supervision.
January 15, 2022
“By taking away this sort of activity, you would remove the fear that members of Congress will introduce particular pieces of legislation or oppose them for some personal financial concern,” says Ben Edwards, an expert on securities law and professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV.

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Campus News | February 3, 2021

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Campus News | November 5, 2020

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